December Sub Spotlight: Lolita Richard

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Lolita Richard was working on her degree in Elementary Education when her instructor challenged her to write a children’s book. “She asked, ‘with the growth of technology how do we keep students interested in books?’ I did some hard thinking and all I could come up with was to write interesting books, and that’s exactly… Read more »

October Sub Spotlight: Brenda Ross

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If you’re going on safari soon, Brenda Ross has some advice. “The important thing to know when going on safari is that you have to be able to run fast and climb a tree.” Brenda should know. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, she has been on her fair share of safaris. “There have been… Read more »

September Sub Spotlight: Jane Davis

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  Jane Davis retired as a Teacher in Kansas City, KS USD 500 after 32 years of teaching. While she was a teacher she worked out at the local community college and met a lifetime friend at the gym, Lorene Jones. Jane and Lorene were both getting close to retirement and while they were walking… Read more »

Sub Spotlight: Bev Kelley

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Meet Bev Kelley.  When Bev is not substitute teaching, she is elbow deep as the sole owner and employee of Home Works by Bev, her own home improvement business. Bev’s love for home improvement started when she was very young.  “I can remember redecorating my bedroom, moving the furniture around when I was a child…. Read more »

Sub Spotlight: Tarence Maddox

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  When unsafe lead levels poisoned the water in Flint, MI, Tarence Maddox knew he needed to do something. So, he helped take 48,000 pounds of clean water to the beleaguered city. “I will never forget the looks on the residents’ faces who thanked us as we took water door to door,” Maddow said. “I… Read more »

Sub Spotlight: Keith Loneker

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  Imagine being a high school student and in walks your substitute teacher for the day and he looks very similar to someone you just saw on the movie screen the weekend before. Well, some students in Lawerence may experience just that, but it’s not a look alike, it’s the real deal. Meet Keith Loneker — actor,… Read more »

Sub Spotlight: Kelly Kultala

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If you live in Wyandotte County, the name Kelly Kultala may be familiar to you.  Kelly was a Kansas State Senator for the 5th District from 2008-2012.  She also served on the Piper USD 203 School Board in 1999-2001 and 2006-2007 and the Unified Government of WYCO/KCK Board of Commissioners in 2001-2005.  She also ran… Read more »